God Johnson Live at The Cabooze on 2007-04-04
The Cabooze ? Minneapolis
GJ Time ? 11:05
Boogie On Reggae Woman
Take Me To The River *
Set Two ? 12:14
On The Run
Have A Cigar
Loving Cup >
The Squirms >
The Squirms II
Encore ? 1:23
teased The End
Pork Roll Egg & Cheese
* - Kevin Sinclair on sax
I've got to say that I had no idea that Melissa was a musician ? much
less the proficient singer and songwriter that she turned out to be!
For a late fill-in opening act, she was great. She really seemed
comfortable and confident on the stage, and she has such a sweet
voice. I really hope to see her play again, even if it's just hanging
around a campfire at a festival this summer.
God Johnson kicked things off with a funky Boogie On that kind of set
the tone for the first set. It was a bit rowdy, but still smooth and
tight musically. Timmy's vocals sounded great on Standing There, and
Mobile was a real treat (I wish we'd hear this one more, personally).
Kevin came out with his tenor for Take Me To The River, and he really
went OFF on the funky jam. The Wrath was cool as a stand-alone song,
and Cheap Sunglasses had the whole crowd moving and grooving to end
the first set.
On The Run got the second set started with more of Timmy's solid
vocals. Have A Cigar was really fun to hear, and the guys looked like
they were having as much fun on the stage as we were in the crowd.
Pace was almost a low point for the second set ? not musically, but as
a chance to catch your breath between jams. Loving Cup is always a
rager, but this one takes the cake. Another jam that just didn't want
to quit, so it didn't! It just segued right on into Waft with more of
Kevin's sax work. Then came my personal highlight of the evening ?
Oliver. Such a great song with lyrics that take on a plethora of
meanings (and this morning I wished I was in a place without walls and
no incoming calls). The Squirms was a real monster, and the segue
into Squirms II was seamless. They came back to the main theme one
last time before closing out the second set and saying thanks &
goodnight. For the encore, there was a bit of a tease of The End by
the Doors, but it turned out to be Pork Roll Egg & Cheese featuring
Scott up and bouncing around with his mic.
It was really fun hearing some of the older tunes again. I don't
remember the last time they opened with a Boogie On, and Mobile is a
real treat to hear any time they play it. Cheap Sunglasses and Have A
Cigar don't come out to play very often, either. But in the end, it
was the awesome Oliver that I can't get out of my head today. And I'm
certainly not going to argue, either. Thanks again!
Collection GodJohnsonBand/Artist God JohnsonVenue The CaboozeLocation Minneapolis, MNSource Sony ECM-MS957> Sony MZ-m100Lineage Sony ECM-MS957>Sony MZ-m100 > audacity > FlacTaped by Ryan ThomasTransferred by Ryan Thomas